Yes, carved books!

Wow! For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee (he´s so giftedas worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall.  The dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus and ancient structures besides thinking about the environment by using old books to create amazing art!

“So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.”

Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal, Canada! If you´re there, don´t miss out!

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.” Oscar Wilde

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14 comments

  1. What an exceptionally talented artist he is!
    So very unique his ideas and astoundingly detailed in his work.
    Good art helps build the world positively – this is definitely one of them!!

  2. natasha

    Oh my! These are the most amazing pieces of art that I have seen in a long time! So diverse, perfectly crafted outstanding. I find myself curious about so many aspects of these pieces. What prompted these works? So much talent! thank you for sharing!

  3. Angela Chandler

    I am mesmerized by this phenomenal talent. Would love to know where I can see more. WOWZA. How much time does it take to do one book?

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